Since 2011, WASHTech consortium partners have been engaging a range of sector professionals (from governmental agencies, development partners, NGOs, the private sector and research institutes) in the development and testing of the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) a participatory tool which helps to make informed decisions for most promising technologies and for strategic planning.
In addition to developing a robust framework and methodology for applying it, the project is in the final stages of producing guidelines on how to support the successful uptake of a promising innovative technology at district and national level in a Technology Introduction Process Guide (TIP).
Policy makers and local governments have been involved in developing and piloting the process and tools. A ‘host’ organisation has been found in each country, which will ensure that the TAF and TIP are applied beyond the duration and geographical scope of the project. These organisations have a formal role in technology validation and introduction processes in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Uganda.
Read more about WASHTech in the 3-page article that was published in International Innovation. Read the full article “Validating water and sanitation innovations” International Innovation Journal p49-51, June 2013.
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